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Governor Jay Inslee holds a news conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the state's COVID-19 response.

| Governor's Office

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler extended his emergency order again, directing all state-regulated health insurers to make additional coverage changes to aid consumers during the coronavirus pandemic.

09/14/2020
Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Not only do we need to continue to protect our communities against COVID-19, but now there are life-threatening fires throughout the state. Some of our neighbors have had to save their lives by leaving their homes, and hoping the fire spares their property. Many of us are struggling with the poor air quality from wildfire smoke.

09/11/2020
Department of Health

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released the latest statewide situation report, which reflects an overall decline in COVID-19 activity as of late August.

09/11/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced updated guidance for indoor fitness and training facilities as part of Washington's Safe Start phased reopening plan.

09/11/2020
Governor's Office

El Departamento de Salud del Estado de Washington (DOH) publicó hoy el informe de situación estatal (solo disponible en inglés) más reciente, que refleja un declive general de actividad de COVID-19 a partir de fines de agosto.

09/11/2020

 The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues to make progress with our COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts.

09/10/2020

Our agency operations have been severely impacted by wind storm damage and many services are currently unavailable, including the DOH website and phones.

09/08/2020

COVID-19 Response Update Media Briefing with state and health officials.

 

09/08/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation today related to public Department of Natural Resources meetings that occur during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

09/04/2020
Governor's Office

The Department of Health wants Washington’s residents to have a fun holiday weekend, while also remembering a few key things to help keep you and your loved ones safe from COVID-19.

09/04/2020

The Washington State Department of Health is closely monitoring progress toward development of a vaccine for COVID-19. We are engaged in vaccine planning efforts and we will be ready to distribute a safe and effective vaccine as soon as the time comes.

09/03/2020

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the extension of 26 proclamations today in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The extensions were approved by the state Legislature.

 

09/02/2020
Governor's Office

The Washington State Department of Health is working to increase the availability and accessibility of testing across the state of Washington, and is doing so with the help of several organizations, volunteers and health practitioners.

09/01/2020

Job Search Requirement waived until Oct. 1.

09/01/2020

This is a COVID-19 Response Update Media Briefing with state and health officials.

09/01/2020